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Old December 11 2012, 06:05 AM   #16
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Re: Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read

Leaving aside the fact that it ignores everything published since 2001 -- and the notion that "everything is serialized now" is categorically not true -- there's also the fact that it's supposed to be a list of Star Trek fiction, yet has only one TNG book, only one DS9 book, and nothing representing any other part of the franchise. The lack of TNG novels beyond Imzadi is particularly absurd given TNG's great popularity.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:56 AM   #17
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The Never-Ending Sacrifice should had been on the list. Also one klingon book which tells stuff from their point of view.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:41 AM   #18
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Also one klingon book which tells stuff from their point of view.
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The Final Reflection is on that list...
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Old December 11 2012, 10:54 AM   #19
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Sorry, i never read that, but are those klingons consistent with the klingons from DS 9?
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Old December 11 2012, 11:32 AM   #20
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Nope, it was written in 1984. You should give it a read it though, for me it's the best trek book going
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Old December 11 2012, 01:52 PM   #21
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Oh hm ... not to hijack the thread, but: Should I? I guess I wasn't really going to because I figured I missed the boat already, with there being a vibrant discussion thread already, and I'm not really sure it fits into the ranking comparison-wise since it'd be the first non-novel ... ho-humm. Need more opinions!
It is not a novel but its TrekLit. Furthermore, it is written in-universe (aren't the novels as well?), therefore it is not a 'mere' manual. And it is not uncommon to have two threads, one before and one upon the books release, if I remember correctly. In addition, the established thread is more about the physical book, not so much about the content, characters, spoilers.
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Old December 11 2012, 05:51 PM   #22
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My list:

The Galactic Whirlpool (David Gerrald)

Rihannsu series by Diane Duane plus The Wounded Sky and Spock's World

The Final Reflection (John Ford)

The entire Vanguard series (various)

Vendetta (Peter David)

Imzadi (both books) (Peter David)

Dark Mirror (Diane Duane)

Articles of the Federation (Keith R A DeCandido)

A Singular Destiny (Keith R A DeCandido)

Losing the Peace (William Leisner)

A Burning House (Keith R A DeCandido)

The Typhon Pact series (various)
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Old December 11 2012, 06:08 PM   #23
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Re: Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read

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Oh hm ... not to hijack the thread, but: Should I? I guess I wasn't really going to because I figured I missed the boat already, with there being a vibrant discussion thread already, and I'm not really sure it fits into the ranking comparison-wise since it'd be the first non-novel ... ho-humm. Need more opinions!
It is not a novel but its TrekLit. Furthermore, it is written in-universe (aren't the novels as well?), therefore it is not a 'mere' manual. And it is not uncommon to have two threads, one before and one upon the books release, if I remember correctly. In addition, the established thread is more about the physical book, not so much about the content, characters, spoilers.
As I've said in another thread in relation to this, you could always create the review thread. Nothing's stopping you and it's not one posters personal monopoly.
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Old December 11 2012, 06:14 PM   #24
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Not a very good list with Gulliver's Fugitives, Once Burned and the Destiny trilogy missing.

And how did The Captain's Daughter get picked over Forged in Fire?
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Old December 11 2012, 07:10 PM   #25
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How did they miss DRG3's Serpents Among the Ruins?! Craziness!
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Old December 11 2012, 08:53 PM   #26
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I'd imagine the fairly innocuous explanation for this is that the writer stopped reading Trek Lit around 10 years ago, but used to be quite into it and so pitched the article anyway.
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Old December 11 2012, 09:51 PM   #27
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I'd include The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane on that list for sure. Also Yesterday's Son by A.C. Crispin.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:37 PM   #28
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I like what the author the article has to say about Peter David in a review of David's prequal to After Earth.

(And if Peter David runs true to form, his contributions will be better than the actual movie he's supporting.)
The complete story is at http://io9.com/5967572/how-did-human...-prequel-story

Trek writers Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger are also involved in the project.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:43 PM   #29
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I like what the author the article has to say about Peter David in a review of David's prequal to After Earth.

(And if Peter David runs true to form, his contributions will be better than the actual movie he's supporting.)
The complete story is at http://io9.com/5967572/how-did-human...-prequel-story

Trek writers Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger are also involved in the project.
There's a comic book that's out now from Dynamite Entertainment -- After Earth: Innocence. Friedman and Greenberger cowrote it, and it takes place before the film.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:19 PM   #30
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It's worth noting that David, Greenberger, and Friedman are not only writing tie-ins for the film, but wrote a bible for the overall After Earth universe, which the film's script was revised to take into account.
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